District News

Breakfast and Lunch Free for All Students
09/15/2021
Jarrell ISD will be serving free breakfast and lunch to all students during the 2021-22 school year. This service is made possible through a USDA waiver. Families still need to complete the Free-and Reduced Meal Application online.
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SHAC will meet on September 29 at 4:30 p.m. Staff, parents and community are invited.
School Health Advisory Committee Meeting on Sept. 29
09/13/2021
SHAC will meet on September 29 at 4:30 p.m. Staff, parents and community are invited.
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Next Bond Community Meeting, September 15, 2021
09/13/2021
Each month, Sledge Engineering will host community meetings, which are open to the public. These meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the district administration building on the same days of school board meetings. Additionally, Sledge Engineering will update the the Board of Trustees at their monthly meetings.
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Jarrell ISD Launches Anonymous Alerts
08/26/2021
The Anonymous Alerts anti-bullying and safety app reporting system helps combat bullying and other negative activity in schools by empowering students to speak up. Social and peer pressure are some of the hardest obstacles for students to overcome.
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Jarrell ISD Earns State's Highest Fiscal Accountability Rating
08/23/2021
Jarrell Independent School District officials announced that the district received a rating of “A” for “Superior Achievement” under Texas’ School FIRST financial accountability rating system. The “Superior Achievement” rating is the state’s highest, demonstrating the quality of Jarrell ISD’s financial management and reporting system. This is the 17th year of School FIRST (Financial Accountability Rating System of Texas), a financial accountability system for Texas school districts developed by the Texas Education Agency in response to Senate Bill 875 of the 76th Texas Legislature in 1999 and amendments under House Bill 5, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013. The primary goal of School FIRST is to achieve quality performance in the management of school districts’ financial resources, a goal made more significant due to the complexity of accounting associated with Texas’ school finance system. “We are very pleased with Jarrell ISD’s School FIRST rating,” said Jarrell ISD Superintendent Dr. Toni Hicks. “This rating shows that our district is making the most of our taxpayers’ dollars. This rating shows that Jarrell ISD’s schools are accountable not only for student learning, but also for achieving these results cost-effectively and efficiently.” The Texas Education Agency assigned one of four financial accountability ratings to Texas school districts, with the highest being “A” for “Superior Achievement,” followed by “B” for “Above-Standard Achievement,” “C” for “Standard Achievement” and “F” for “Substandard Achievement.”
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Jarrell High School Receives National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Award
08/23/2021
Jarrell High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Safe Sports School award for its Cougar Athletic Programs! The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that have met the recommended standards to improve safety in sports. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention, and treatment.
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Complete the Transportation Form and Register for SmartTag
08/19/2021
Complete the Bus Rider Form if you plan for your child to ride the bus during the 2021-22 school year. Also, register for SmartTag and get up-to-date information on routes, stops and more!
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Public Notice: ESSER-SUPP Funds
08/19/2021
To address a small number of school systems that have more direct COVID-19 expenses and/or projected costs for learning loss recovery than they will receive under CRRSA ESSER II and ARP ESSER III formula funding, the Texas Legislature authorized under TEC Section 29.930 as added by House Bill 1525, 87th Legislature, Regular Session, a portion of the state’s discretionary ESSER III funding to provide additional resources to pay for unreimbursed costs due to the coronavirus pandemic and for intensive educational supports for students not performing satisfactorily.
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Back-to-School Community Bicycle Safety Skills Health Check
08/09/2021
As the new school year approaches, we appreciate our partners at JPD for providing information to our residents about bicycle safety.
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Elementary #3 Location Approved
08/04/2021
The Jarrell ISD Board of Trustees made history tonight and approved the location of the district’s third elementary school. The site is located off of County Road 307.
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Shell Giving Pump Fuels Community Spirit
07/29/2021
Beginning August 1, 2021, the QMart Jarrell Travel Center located at 11710 North I-35 Frontage Road, Jarrell, Texas 76537, is participating in Shell’s Giving Pump program. During the four-month duration of the program, until November 1st, visitors to the travel center will be able to fill up using a designated Jarrell ISD gas pump. Two cents per every gallon filled on this pump will be donated directly back to Jarrell ISD, providing funding for children’s education in the local community.
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Back-to-School Draft Plan for 2021-22
07/29/2021
Jarrell ISD is monitoring the impact of COVID-19 in our community and has released a draft Back-to-School plan.
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What parents should know about the 2021-22 school year
07/26/2021
Cougar Nation is looking forward to an outstanding 2021-2022 school year that kicks off August 18. These are a few of the most important things parents should know about next school year.
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Sports Physical Event - July 29
07/12/2021
Ascension Medical Group Sports Medicine is hosting a $20 sports physical event for Jarrell student-athletes on July 29, 1-4 p.m., at Jarrell High School. Register in advance.
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How to View Your Child's STAAR/EOC Scores
06/30/2021
Report cards for the April and May administrations of the STAAR are available to parents through Ascender - Parent Portal.
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Dr. Joe Green Chosen to Lead Jarrell High School
06/30/2021
The Jarrell ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved Dr. Joe Green as incoming principal of Jarrell High School.
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Jarrell ISD Celebrates 2021 Spring Retirees
06/22/2021
Join us for a celebration for our spring 2021 retirees on Tuesday, June 29 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Jarrell ISD Central Office Building.
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Jarrell ISD Board Adopts $27 Million Budget
06/22/2021
The Jarrell ISD Board of Trustees approved a budget of $27 million for the 2021-2022 year at its June 16 Regular Board Meeting. The approved budget is a balanced budget.
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Happening Now: Returning Student Registration and New Student Enrollment
06/21/2021
Happening now: For the convenience of Jarrell ISD families, registration for returning students and enrollment for new students is an online process through Ascender - Parent Portal.
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Child Nutrition Services/Cafeteria Staff is Hiring Food Service Team Members
06/21/2021
Jarrell ISD is looking for friendly, customer-service-focused individuals who enjoy working with young people to join the district’s Food Service Staff.
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Jarrell ISD Hosting Free Farmers Market June 28-30
06/21/2021
Jarrell ISD is proud to partner with our Food Service Provider, SFE, to offer a FREE Farmers Market Monday, June 28, Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday June 30 from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Igo Elementary Cafeteria (1601 County Road 314).
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2021 Bond Updates and Community Meetings
06/17/2021
Jarrell ISD is proud to partner with Sledge Engineering to provide program management of the $113 million in voter-approved bonds.
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Public Notice: ESSER II Funds June 17th, 2021
06/17/2021
In response to Covid 19, Federal Funds are being made available to ISDs under the CRRSA Act: Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief II (ESSER II).
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Planned Emergency Training Session June 14-18
06/10/2021
In the district's continued partnership with city and county officials, Jarrell ISD is hosting a First Responder Training June 14-18 at the former Jarrell Intermediate Campus complex.
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Elementary Principals Announced
New Elementary Principals: Adrienne Garcia Rodriguez and Lara Hutchinson
06/09/2021
Superintendent Dr. Toni Hicks announced Adrienne Garcia Rodriguez as the principal of Igo Elementary and Lara Hutchinson as the principal of Jarrell Elementary, following the unanimous approval by the Board of Trustees at their June 9 meeting.
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Free Summer Meals Begin June 1
Free Summer Meals Begin June 1
06/07/2021
With the Summer Meal Programs, children and teens ages 18 and younger, and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old can continue to eat healthy throughout the summer at no cost.
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Summer Learning Options for Jarrell ISD Students
06/07/2021
Beginning in June, Jarrell ISD is offering a variety of summer learning opportunities.
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Public Notice: ESSER III Funds
06/07/2021
In response to Covid 19, Federal Funds are being made available to ISDs under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief III (ESSER III).
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Families may be eligible for P-EBT to purcahse food
P-EBT Information
05/26/2021
Information about applying for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) which helps families get the food they need during the current pandemic.
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Jarrell ISD Designated as No Place for Hate (r)
05/26/2021
Jarrell ISD announced it received the designation as No Place for Hate ® by the Anti-defamation League.
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Graduation Information for the Class of 2021
05/25/2021
The graduation ceremonies for the Jarrell High School Class of 2021 will be May 27, 2021 at Cougar Stadium at 8 p.m. Gates will open at 7 p.m. and graduates will arrive at 6:45 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, graduates will be allowed a maximum of four guests.
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8th Grade Promotion Information
05/04/2021
The end of the year is almost here! In anticipation of Eighth-Grade Promotion, families are asked to reserve your tickets for the ceremony. There is a four-ticket limit for each student.
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2021-22 Calendar
05/03/2021
The 2021-22 calendar is available.
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Propositions A and B Pass
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04/27/2021
Jarrell ISD is excited to welcome our incoming Pre-K and Kindergarten students! This spring, we are offering an easy, 3-step process to help families register.
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Kelly Blair Chosen to Lead Jarrell Middle School
04/22/2021
The Jarrell ISD Board of Trustees approved Kelly Blair as the new principal for Jarrell Middle School at their meeting on April 21.
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Andrea David Named Director of Special Education
04/22/2021
At the April 21 meeting, the Jarrell ISD Board of Trustees approved Andrea David as the district’s director of Special Programs to oversee special education services. ​
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District Celebrates Employees of the Year
04/15/2021
Jarrell ISD is very proud to celebrate shining stars amongst our staff members. Earlier this spring, staff nominated and voted for the paraprofessional-of-the-year and teacher-of-the-year to represent their campus,
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Jarrell is committed to providing the best educational opportunities for our students. Please take a moment to complete this survey regarding the 2021-22 Academic Calendar. The survey will close April 14 at noon. The Board will vote to approve the calendar on April 21.
Take the 2021-22 Calendar Survey
04/08/2021
Please take a moment to complete this survey regarding the 2021-22 Academic Calendar.
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Virtual Bond Presentation on April 13 at 6 p.m.
04/08/2021
Jarrell ISD Superintendent Dr. Toni Hicks is hosting a virtual bond presentation on Tuesday, April 13 at 6 p.m. to provide the community another opportunity to learn about the 2021 Bond Election.
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Jarrell ISD Suspending Online STAAR for April 6
04/06/2021
Today, school districts statewide experienced technical difficulties with the STAAR Online Testing Platform. This caused significant interruptions for thousands of students across Texas who were taking the STAAR and End-of-Course (EOC) online exams this morning including our Jarrell ISD students. As a result of these issues, Jarrell ISD has joined other districts in suspending online STAAR testing for the remainder of today.
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Jarrell ISD Job Fair on April 29
03/31/2021
Jarrell ISD is seeking qualified applicants for the 2021-22 school year for all positions, professional teaching and auxiliary. The district is holding a Job Fair on Thursday, April 29 from 5-7 p.m. in the Igo Elementary Cafeteria (1601 CR 314 in Jarrell).
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Marty Murr Named Jarrell ISD Athletic Director & Head Football Coach
03/31/2021
At the March 31 meeting of the Jarrell ISD Board of Trustees, the board approved Marty Murr as Jarrell ISD’s athletic director and head football coach.
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District to Offer Two-Way Dual Language at JES and IES
03/29/2021
Beginning the 2021-22 school year, Jarrell ISD will offer the Two-Way Dual Language Bilingual Program at both Igo Elementary and Jarrell Elementary for incoming Pre-K and Kindergarten students. Pre-K students must meet the Pre-K qualifications to be eligible.
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Community Bond Presentation April 1 at 6 p.m.
In-Person Community Bond Presentation April 1
03/25/2021
The community is invited to attend an in-person presentation regarding the Jarrell ISD 2021 Bond Election on Thursday, April 1 at 6 p.m. at the Admin Annex (former Jarrell Intermediate Cafeteria) at 508 N. 5th Street, Jarrell, TX 76537. Masks will be required.
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Jarrell ISD Hosts In-Person Bond Presentation
03/12/2021
The community is invited to attend the first in-person evening informational meeting regarding the 2021 Bond Election on Tuesday, March 23 at 6 p.m. at the Admin Annex (former Jarrell Intermediate Cafeteria) at 508 N. 5th Street, Jarrell, TX 76537. Masks will be required.
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Dr. Hicks Announces More Savings
Refinancing Bonds Adds to Savings
03/12/2021
Superintendent Dr. Toni Hicks shared at the meeting of the Board of Trustees Jarrell ISD will save an additional 1.4 million dollars by refinancing a bond and shave two years off the life of the bond.
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Fourth 9 Week Selection Window Now Open
03/04/2021
Between March 4 and 10, parents of Jarrell ISD middle and high school students are being asked to notify their child's school if they intend for their child to attend in-person or virtual learning for the next grading period. Families should complete the form for their middle/high school student(s) even if their choice remains the same as the previous grading period.
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March 12 Student Holiday Staff Planning Day
March 12 is Student Holiday/Staff Planning Day
03/04/2021
At the November 18 meeting of the Board of Trustees, the Board approved amending the 2020-21 Academic Calendar by adding two planning days for staff. March 12 is now a Student Holiday/Staff Planning Day.
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Two-Way Dual Bilingual Informational Meeting
03/03/2021
Two-way Dual Language Immersion Program Informational Meeting The Jarrell ISD Bilingual Department invites parents of incoming Pre-Kinder and Kinder students to a virtual information session to learn about the dual-language two-way program.
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Students Can Proactively Monitor Educational Progress
03/02/2021
All current Jarrell ISD students are now able to create an account to proactively monitor their grades and attendance through Ascender Student Portal.
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Response to Gov. Abbott's March 3 Press Conference
03/02/2021
At this time, we are awaiting additional guidance from the Texas Education Agency regarding the governor’s order and its effect on schools. We will share more details once it is available.
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Don't Wait! Complete the Application for Free- and Reduced-Price Meals
03/01/2021
Don’t wait! Complete the application for free- and reduced-price meals through Jarrell ISD. Families should complete one application for all students in the household. Families must reapply every school year.
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Learning Plan for Feb. 22-26
02/21/2021
Jarrell High School will be 100 percent remote on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Jarrell Middle School, Jarrell Elementary and Igo Elementary will be in-person starting February 22.
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Winter Weather Update
02/12/2021
Winter storm impacting Jarrell ISD.
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GT Nomination Window for Kindergarten Students Now Open
02/08/2021
The Gifted/Talented nomination window for kindergarten students is now open.
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Jarrell ISD Board of Trustees Calls $113 million Bond
02/04/2021
The Jarrell ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Feb. 3 to call for a $113,370,000 million bond election to be held on May 1. If approved by voters, this bond will not increase the school district tax rate.
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Spring Pet Clinic on March 10
02/03/2021
The Jarrell High School FFA will host a “drive thru” Pet Clinic on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 5-7 p.m. at the front of JHS. Ten people at a time will exit their vehicles to check in and begin the vaccination process. Masks will be required and social distancing will be enforced.
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Jarrell ISD Thanks City and Police Department for Radios
02/02/2021
The City of Jarrell and the Jarrell Police Department have generously donated $45,000 worth of radios to enhance the district's communication with local first responders.
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CTE Month Puts Spotlight on Programs That Build Real World Skills
02/02/2021
February is Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. Jarrell ISD is joining schools across the country in celebration of the value of CTE and the achievements of our CTE programs.
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Jarrell ISD Bond Refunding Saves Taxpayers $3.4 Million
01/21/2021
Jarrell ISD leveraged a very low interest rate of 1.95 percent saving taxpayers $3.4 million of interest savings on its bond debt.
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Jarrell ISD is monitoring the weather.
Jarrell ISD Monitoring Potential Winter Storm
01/09/2021
Jarrell ISD is monitoring the weather this weekend. If changes are made to school operations, Jarrell ISD will notify families through automated email, phone calls and text messages.
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New CFO Named
District Names Robert Navarro as New CFO
01/08/2021
Mr. Robert Navarro has been named the new chief financial officer for Jarrell ISD.
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Winter Break COVID-19 Information for Students and Staff
Winter Break COVID-19 Information
12/17/2020
Jarrell ISD will be closed for winter break December 18, 2020 through January 1, 2021. During this two-week period, Jarrell ISD will not be collecting, tracing or reporting student and staff COVID cases.
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Third 9 Week Selection Window
11/30/2020
Between November 30 - December 4, parents of Jarrell ISD middle and high students have the opportunity to change their student from in-person to virtual learning, or from virtual to in-person learning. Middle school and high school parents will receive the survey through email.
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Williamson County now in Orange Phase
11/12/2020
The Williamson County Cities and Health District has moved the county to Orange Phase in response to the spike of COVID-19 cases.
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FFA Fundraiser
FFA Fundraiser at Schlotzksy's
11/10/2020
Save the date -- Saturday, November 14th -- Schlotzsky's is donating 15% of takeout orders to Jarrell FFA!
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SHAC Meeting On Nov. 19
11/06/2020
The first School Health Advisory Committee meeting for the 2020-21 school year will be Nov. 19, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. at the Central Administration Building (108 E. Avenue F) in the Conference Room. If you would like to participate virtually, please email Brandi.ODonnell@jarrellisd.org to receive an invitation via Google.
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Dr. Toni Hicks
Community Update
10/30/2020
Dr. Toni Hicks shares a message with the Jarrell ISD community.
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10/23/2020
The public is invited to attend a reception and meet Dr. Hicks on Oct. 29 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the new JHS Auditorium. Masks will be required.
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Free Breakfast and Lunch Available for In-person Students through End of School Year
10/21/2020
All Jarrell ISD students who are attending school in-person will receive a free breakfast and lunch through the end of the school year.
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Teaching and Learning Department Highlighted in State Publication
10/09/2020
Jarrell ISD's Teaching and Learning department was featured in the Texas Association of Community Schools magazine.
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Toni M. Hicks, Ed.D
Board Names Lone Finalist for Superintendent
10/07/2020
Dr. Toni M. Hicks was named the finalist to become the next superintendent of Jarrell ISD. Dr. Hicks currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Accountability in Liberty Hill ISD.
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